Team Members

Ying Zhang, Director & Consultant

Ying Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics and has been the Director of the Statistical Consulting Centre since coming to Acadia University in 2004. Prior to this, Ying was the manager of the Statistical Laboratory at Western University (2001-2004), and has been an active statistical consultant since 1999. She has worked together with a variety of organizations, including: the Society of Actuaries, the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Brescia University College, the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, the London Health Sciences Centre, and the Real Estate and Land Use Institute at San Diego State University. Recently Ying has participated in the policy and management studies for the Nova Scotia Department of Nature Resources, and the Nova Scotia Department of Health Wellness. Ying has extensive experiences with applied statistical methodology research and consulting, specializing in time series analysis, nonparametric statistics, experiment design and survey sampling.

Hugh Chipman, Consultant

Hugh Chipman is a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Modelling in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. He received his MMath(1991) and PhD (1994) in Statistics from the
University of Waterloo. Prior to being on the faculty at Acadia, he was a faculty member at the University of Waterloo (1997-2004) and the University of Chicago (1994-1997).

Since 1997, Hugh has been involved in statistical consulting. He has worked with Uniroyal Chemicals of Canada, Nortel, General Motors Canada, the Royal Bank of Canada, Economical Insurance Group, and the Government
of Canada.  While at the University of Waterloo, he was actively involved in statistical consulting and teaching short courses to practitioners through the Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity.

Hugh's research interests include data mining, industrial statistics, Bayesian methods, statistical computing, and tree modeling.